Rawalpindi: South Africa have received a headache on Day one of the second Test at Pindi Cricket Stadium after all-rounder George Linde injured a finger of his left hand.
Left-arm orthodox spinner Linde got a blow on the pinkie bone while stopping a powerful shot hit by Babar Azam in his follow-through. He ran straight to the pavilion and Dean Elgar finished the 23rd over.
“He has been stitched up and is going to go for x-rays to check on the pinkie bone soon,” South African team management.
No fracture has been reported on X-ray. South Africa’s medical team will now access whether Linde can play or not.
George Linde update:
No fracture reported on x-ray.
Laceration was sutured and protective strapping applied. The medical team will assess how he manages aspects of play from this point onwards. #PAKvSA pic.twitter.com/W40ZoIRXJ8
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) February 4, 2021